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Guest Column: Testing Services Center should be restored

Dr. Michael Kuo, Guest Columnist
February 24
Filed under Columns, Opinions

We are treating our learning-disabled students poorly, and we need to get our act together. We have shut down the Testing Services Center that provided these students and their teachers with testing accommodations, supervised by people with training in learning disabilities. Now learning-disabled... Read more »

Column: Silencing media comes with consequences

Mallory Kutnick, Staff Reporter
February 9
Filed under Columns, Opinions

Picture yourself waking up on a late summer’s morning. You drag yourself out of bed to get ready for the day that awaits you. Breakfast has come and gone, and you have had your pot of coffee. Just another day. Only there is no paper wrapped in plastic tossed haphazardly in your bushes by a paperboy in a rush. Your... Read more »

Column: Reflection on coming to America: part two

Kehinde Abiodun, Staff Reporter
January 30
Filed under Columns, Opinions

I must mention that the Charleston community was welcoming to international students. On the first day of orientation at Eastern, Salisbury, a church Madison avenue, hosted new students to an assortment of American dishes in its palatial space. The following day, the Newman Center repeated the same... Read more »

Column: Fake news is easy to spot if you know how

Leon Mire, Associate News Editor
January 30
Filed under Columns, Opinions

Last week I wrote about the importance of being skeptical and thinking critically before sharing stories or photos on social media. Being aware of one’s own biases and realizing when a story confirms those biases is a huge step toward responsible social media use. The hardest part is forming the mental... Read more »

Column: Our destinies are ours to control

Abby Carlin, Copy Editor
January 30
Filed under Columns, Opinions

I was surfing the Internet last week, not searching for anything in particular, when I stumbled across Ernest Hemmingway’s The Snows of Kilimanjaro. What captured my attention, though, was not the language or the plot, but the references to a frozen leopard. After some research, I fo... Read more »

Column: Terrible movies’ appeal comes from personal standards

Shelby Niehaus, Opinions Editor
January 18
Filed under Columns, Opinions

Ladies and gentlemen, we have a scourge on our hands. Remember when I opened up about my love for terrible movies? Last semester I printed a manifesto on the beauty and unadulterated joy that is truly awful cinema. But over winter break, when my parents suggested we take a trip to the shabby local... Read more »

Column: Early rising and late classes go hand-in-hand

Alex Bonnot, Staff Reporter
January 16
Filed under Columns, Opinions

Since I was very young, I was always an early riser. Waking up for school at 6:30 in the morning was no problem because I would already be getting up around that time anyway. So, when I got to college I decided that earlier classes had to be better. Starting earlier would allow me to get done with my... Read more »

Sean Says: Be careful around crockpots

Sean Hastings, Sports Editor
January 13
Filed under Columns, Opinions

A crockpot can make some great food, but if you do not act properly around it, it can do some damage and my friend Kyle learned that the hard and hot way Wednesday night and my friends apartment. Kyle, you may remember, is the one who set off the fire alarm in Stevenson a few months back. This time... Read more »

Column: Superstitions are better left anachronisms

Leon Mire, Associate News Editor
January 13
Filed under Columns, Opinions

No other day of the year brings out the superstitious among us more than Friday the 13th. It can seem like the one day that people actually care about black cats, broken mirrors and four-leaf clovers. Some people are so terrified of the number 13 that they refuse to board airplanes or even leave the... Read more »

Column: The grass is not Greenery on the other side

Megan Ivey, Staff Reporter
January 12
Filed under Columns, Opinions

What do you think of when you think of the color green? Nature? Peace? Money? In December, the Pantone Color Institute, a color company that chooses a symbolic color each year, announced its 2017 Color of the Year. Greenery, an appropriately-titled bright yellow-green, is meant to be representative... Read more »

Column: Philosophy department vital to university

Leon Mire, Associate News Editor
January 11
Filed under Columns, Opinions

The recommendations from the vitalization project have recently been made available on Eastern’s website, and as soon as I learned they were public, I immediately logged in and looked for their recommendations on the philosophy department. As a philosophy major myself, I have a passion for the subject... Read more »

Column: Tragedies in Aleppo indicative of our apathy

Juan Nevarez, Staff Reporter
January 11
Filed under Columns, Opinions

On an article published by Vice News on Dec. 12th, 2016, the situation in Aleppo is escalating as Syrian government forces begin to advance on the last rebellion territory. The people that still inhabit this area began to post their final goodbyes online and to message their family members that this m... Read more »

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